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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

100 Acts of Kindness UPDATE

I'm having a lot of fun with this and my wife is enjoying it too! For those of you that haven't been following my progress I decided about a week ago to see how quickly I could do 100 kind things for my wife without expecting anything in return. It's a personal challenge that I shared with all of you. Every few days I post a "progress report" to help you track my progress. I also invite you to participate with me in this endeavor and see the blessings that come to your marriage because of it. And don't forget to share your progress with me! The last two reports are here and here if you would like to see them.

Here's my report:
18. I brought my wife a cupcake. I wanted to give her some sugar.
19. & 20. I put the clean dishes away and then washed the dirty dishes before going to work so that Cami wouldn't have to worry about it
21. On Friday night I stayed home with the kids so that Cami could spend some time with friends
22. I took some time off of work on Friday afternoon to attend an Easter egg hunt with my wife and children to help Cami with the boys (and spend time with them. If you've never seen a horde of children under 9 participating in an Easter egg hunt you're missing out)
23. Once again I put away the clean dishes and washed the dirty ones while she was out with friends
24. I took a Sharpie and wrote on our one year old's stomach "I love momma." I then sent him to find his momma. She loved it; hopefully it takes a couple of days to wash off.
25. On Easter I helped make dinner, cleaned off the dining room table, and organized and oversaw a "work party" (it consisted of our three children) to clean the house before company arrived
26. I took out the trash (I know, stereotypically that's the man's job anyway but in our house my wife typically does this)
27. We had some company over on Sunday and Cami wasn't feeling well so I "entertained" our company while she went to lay down in the bedroom
28. I cleaned up after dinner on Easter and put away food and dishes
29. On Monday Cami didn't feel like making dinner (I think she was burnt out from Easter dinner) so I took care of things by feeding myself and the children left-overs
30. I gave Cami a shoulder massage
31. I sent a text message to my wife letting her know that I was excited to come home and see her at lunch time (we live close to my office so I often come home for lunch)
32. Last week I was in a meeting with my boss (I have so many meetings each week I don't remember which day it was) and Cami called. I excused myself from the meeting temporarily to answer the phone. I told Cami that I was in a meeting but wanted her to know that I took her call to show her that she's more important to me than anything else (she REALLY liked that!).

Okay, I'll have another update for everyone by the end of the week. As you can tell I feel like I'm really building up steam now. As I've said before and continue to affirm it is the small and simple things that really build and strengthen love, marriage, and happiness. I hope that you have taken the challenge and are racing me to 100. We would all love to hear about your progress so please share in the comments.

Thanks for stopping!

15 comments:

  1. Such a fun post to read.I think it is great that you are doing kind acts especially for your wife & family. I visited from the Doing Well Link-Up.

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  2. You're a great example. So glad to see you enjoying your challenge. Bless you, Gail

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    1. Thanks Gail! I appreciate you stopping by and for taking a moment to encourage me. You're awesome!

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  3. WOW! i found your blog via "doing you well Wednesday" and was shocked for a moment when I realized a guy was posting. This is a great post and idea and I love your bravery in publicly sharing this; what a great example!

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    1. Thank you Bekah! I'm grateful for the opportunity to share with others how I feel about my sweetheart and am hopeful that it will help others.

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  4. Yay for you!!

    (I came from Prowess and Pearls link up)

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    1. Thanks Ren! I hope you stop in again soon!

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  5. Following from Doing You Well Wednesday.

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  6. You're a true inspiration to me, Tyson. I'm a bit gun-shy to try "100" acts of kindness, since I've challenged myself in much smaller ways in the past and often end up frustrated by my progress. But I'm up for the challenge to see just how many I can do in one day. That might be just the right "size" for me. Thanks also for linking this up with Wedded Wed. We love having a little view from the male side of marriage around that place! ;)

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    1. Thank you for your support and encouragement Beth. I agree that 100 acts is ambitious and I am hopeful that I don't fail. I think you're wise to adjust the challenge to you. Too often I will pick up someone else's goal or resolution and realize that it's too much for me and I hate feeling like a failure. Let me know if you need any help. :)

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  7. Does your wife know just how lucky she is? :)

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    1. Anne, I tell her all the time. :) Thanks for stopping in!

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  8. Love this! This was very inspiring to read - and as a wife, motivates me to do the same for my husband! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Thank you for linking up at Prowess and Pearls Doing YOU Well Wednesday so I could find this wonderful blog!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I'm glad you stopped by and I wish you the best in your efforts to do kind things for your husband.

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